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City Walk – Finding a water trough and the coolest spot for grooming

The Karachi Walla was out in the city taking a tour around. Sevakunj Hostel has been a personal favorite and we make a stop there to peep inside from the locked gate. Abandoned and forgotten now, it bustled with activity in its heydays when resident local and foreign students studying in NED city campus walked […]

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City Landmarks – Sevakunj Hostel (Addendum)

Original post: City Landmarks – Sevakunj Hostel Suggested Reading: Experience of an expat student living in Sevakunj Hostel In one of his works, Intizar Hussain sb compares old buildings to trees which have their roots deep inside people’s hearts. Phir Jeena marna, hasna roona, khana peena, everything revolves around such landmarks. And they remain forever […]

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City Nostalgia – Life of an Expat Student

Note: Thassim Akbar, A Sri Lankan student spent five years at NED from 1971 to 1976. Following is the first part of his experiences in the city. I left home for the first time at the age of nineteen, bound for Karachi, Pakistan on the 5th February, 1971. I had been awarded a Pakistan Government […]

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City Landmarks – The Sevakunj Hostel

Mystifying. You can’t take your eyes off it. There is something about Sevakunj hostel which makes you curious. It inspires imagination. The curious and liberal spirit puts up the scene when Dawood College students lived here. The hostel provided inexpensive shelter to students from interior Sindh and beyond. They spent their evenings in the reading […]

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